How Moments of Crisis Bring Teams Together

On Thursday, March 12, 2020, we executed our Continuity of Operations (COOP) for the first time. Fast forward eight weeks, 90% of our people are working virtually and 10% of our people continue supporting our clients and their missions on the frontlines. Like many leaders trying to determine how to navigate COVID-19, I was

By | 2020-06-04T13:52:23+00:00 June 4th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Leadership|Tags: |

Supporting the Mission: How to Build a Career in Government Contracting

If you’re outside the D.C. Metro area, the concept of supporting the missions of defense and federal agencies can be a foreign one. Last fiscal year there was nearly a $600B investment into contracts supporting the federal government. This is great news for career professionals at all levels from interns to executives. Mission-Focused, Mission-Critical

By | 2020-05-14T13:38:57+00:00 May 14th, 2020|Categories: Career Growth|Tags: , |

3 Key Takeaways: World IA Day 2020

Information Architecture World IA Day is a global event celebrating Information Architecture—the art and science of organizing software, websites and beyond. Here in DC, local UX designers gathered and held their own little shindig in observance of the worldwide event. Designing in a data-driven world can be stressful, and often, instructions don’t come

By | 2020-06-05T23:58:00+00:00 February 26th, 2020|Categories: Digital, Innovation, UX/UI, Web Design|Tags: |

Three Simple Work-Day Recipes for the DevSecOps Engineer

Let’s get ready to crumble...bacon that is, for our gourmet Software Engineering Burger Bar. We’re going to slice and dice the different stacks and layers of three different variations of that same technique, DevSecOps. Dun, dun, dun. DevSecOps can seem kind of intimidating because it hasn’t even been around for ten years—basically not yet

By | 2020-06-06T00:00:58+00:00 December 10th, 2019|Categories: Career Growth, DevSecOps|Tags: , |

18 Lessons Learned from 18 Years of MetroStar Systems

What began in 1999 as a couple of young, innovative minds developing simple web solutions has evolved into a relentless force of passion, creativity, and technology. Our team is all grown up now, but the learning never stops. Here are the biggest lessons that our co-founders Ali Reza Manouchehri and Robert J. Santos have

By | 2017-05-04T17:56:47+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Leadership|Tags: , , |

The Traveler’s Technology Toolbox

When I traveled to Japan, Project Fi connected me to the internet, Google Maps told me where to go, Google Translate filled in the gaps of my Japanese. Not only did tech change the way I traveled, it changed the digital landscape as I traveled. Technology Makes it Easier

By | 2017-01-12T21:36:08+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Innovation|Tags: , , |

Summer in Review – Intern Class of 2016

Summer Internships Each summer MetroStar hosts a class of interns, who are provided with the opportunity to gain real-life experience related to their field of study. Students come from around the country to join our internship program and become an integrated part of MetroStar’s teams, mission, and culture. This summer, our interns got to

How to Score Your Dream Internship

As job opportunities become more and more competitive for recent graduates, companies are more interested in candidates who already have some professional experience. Instead of spending the summer on the couch stuffing your face with junk food, getting fried outside by the pool every day, or listening to your parents bug you about your laziness

5 Tips for Standing out in the Job Search Process

It’s a tough job market out there, and with some companies receiving hundreds of applications (sometimes per day!), it can also be where your resume gets lost in the shuffle. As the landscape becomes more competitive, it’s increasingly important to work hard to set yourself apart from other applicants in your industry. Here are

By | 2017-08-25T20:37:43+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Categories: Career Growth, Culture|Tags: , , |

Pick ‘N Rolls, Play Action, and Data: Building Your Company’s Scoreboard

The next time you’re tuning into sports, pay close attention to the circumstances surrounding the data points on the scoreboard. Watch for John Wall’s pick ‘n rolls with Gortat for two points, or Tom Brady’s play action to Gronk for six points in the red zone.